The Saudi Arabia poultry market reached a value of US$ 17.6 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 22.7 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.2% during 2023-2028. The rising consumer demand for poultry products, favorable government policies and investments in the poultry sector, and growing awareness of the nutritional benefits of poultry consumption are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Market Size in 2022
||US$ 17.6 Billion
|Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 22.7 Billion
|Market Growth Rate (2023-2028)
Poultry refers to domesticated birds raised for various purposes, primarily for their meat and eggs. Some common types of poultry include chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. They are widely raised in agricultural settings for their high-quality protein content and other nutritional benefits. Poultry farming plays a crucial role in the food industry, providing a significant source of animal protein for human consumption. Chickens, in particular, are the most common and extensively farmed poultry worldwide. The versatility of poultry products, along with the relatively short production cycle, makes them an essential component of the world's food supply and a key driver of the agricultural economy.
The increasing demand for poultry products as an affordable and readily available source of protein due to the expanding population and changing dietary habits of individuals, will stimulate the growth of the Saudi Arabia poultry market during the forecast period. Poultry, especially chicken, is a popular choice among consumers owing to its versatility and widespread acceptance in various cuisines. Moreover, extensive investments in the poultry sector due to the rising focus of Saudi government's on achieving food security and reducing dependence on imports is positively influencing the market growth. Along with this, supportive governmental initiatives such as subsidizing poultry feed, providing financial support to local farmers, and facilitating the adoption of modern farming practices that stimulate domestic production, are propelling the market growth. Additionally, favorable geographic and climatic conditions in Saudi Arabia that allow for efficient poultry farming operations, ensuring a continuous and stable supply of poultry products is another major growth-inducing factor. Furthermore, the rising consumer preference for protein-rich and lean poultry products owing to the heightening awareness of health and nutrition among consumers is contributing to the market growth.
Saudi Arabia Poultry Market Trends/Drivers:
Increasing population and changing dietary patterns
Rapid growth in Saudi Arabia's population has augmented the demand for food, including poultry products. Additionally, the nation is experiencing a shift in dietary preferences, with a higher inclination toward protein-rich foods like poultry. The younger population is adopting more Westernized eating habits, favoring chicken as a versatile and affordable source of nutrition. As urbanization and economic development continue, the demand for convenience foods, such as processed poultry products, is also rising. These factors combined create a significant driver for the Saudi Arabia poultry market, prompting producers to expand their operations and cater to the evolving dietary needs of the population.
Rising government support and investments
The government of Saudi Arabia has prioritized food security and reduced reliance on imports, leading to substantial investments and support in the poultry sector. Proactive policies, subsidies for poultry farmers, and investments in research and technology have been implemented to enhance domestic production. The government's vision of self-sufficiency and boosting local agriculture has fueled advancements in poultry farming practices, disease control, and production efficiency. This support has strengthened the local poultry industry and ensured a consistent supply of poultry products to meet the growing demand of the population.
Favorable geographic and climatic conditions
Saudi Arabia's geographic and climatic conditions provide an ideal environment for poultry farming. The country's warm climate allows for year-round production, reducing seasonal variations in supply. Additionally, the availability of vast expanses of land facilitates large-scale poultry operations and access to ample feed resources. Moreover, Saudi Arabia's strategic location in the Middle East offers access to regional and international markets, making it a potential poultry export hub. These favorable conditions enable efficient poultry farming operations, enhance market competitiveness, and position the country as a significant player in the regional poultry industry.
Saudi Arabia Poultry Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the Saudi Arabia poultry market report, along with forecasts at the country level from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product type, nature, and distribution channel.
Breakup by Product Type:
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the product type. This includes broiler, eggs, and others.
Broilers, raised specifically for meat production, constitute a substantial portion of the poultry industry. The country's increasing population and changing dietary preferences have augmented the demand for broiler meat as a preferred and affordable source of protein. Moreover, poultry producers are focused on maximizing broiler production efficiency through advanced breeding techniques, improved nutrition, and optimized management practices. On the other hand, eggs play a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for high-quality protein and nutrients, thereby propelling the market growth.
Furthermore, Saudi Arabia's rising population base and health-conscious consumer trends have escalated the demand for eggs, which are considered a nutritious and convenient dietary choice. Rising investment by poultry industry in modern egg production technologies, including cage-free and organic systems, to meet diverse consumer preferences has catalyzed the market growth. The combined demand for broiler meat and eggs positions them as key market drivers, incentivizing producers to innovate and expand production capacities to cater to the growing needs of consumers.
Breakup by Nature:
A detailed breakup and analysis of the Saudi Arabia poultry market based on the nature has also been provided in the report. This includes organic and conventional.
Organic poultry, produced without synthetic chemicals or antibiotics and raised under strict animal welfare standards, appeals to health-conscious consumers seeking more sustainable and environment-friendly options. The demand for organic poultry is steadily growing as consumers prioritize food safety and traceability.
Furthermore, the rising conventional poultry production, using conventional feed and management practices, due to its cost-effectiveness and ability to meet the larger demand for affordable protein is contributing to the market growth. Conventional poultry products, including broiler meat and eggs, remain a staple in the diet of the majority of the population. The coexistence of both organic and conventional systems allows the Saudi Arabia poultry market to accommodate diverse consumer choices, contributing to market growth and sustainability.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
A detailed breakup and analysis of the Saudi Arabia poultry market based on the distribution channel has also been provided in the report. This includes on-trade and off-trade.
On-trade refers to the distribution of poultry products to foodservice establishments such as restaurants, hotels, and catering services. The demand from the on-trade sector is influenced by the overall hospitality industry and consumer preferences for dining out. As Saudi Arabia experiences increasing urbanization and a rise in disposable incomes, the on-trade sector expands, leading to a higher demand for poultry in restaurants and eateries.
On the other hand, off-trade involves the distribution of poultry products to retail outlets such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores, where consumers purchase products for home consumption. The off-trade channel is significantly influenced by the changing consumer lifestyle, convenience, and availability of a wide range of poultry products in retail outlets. The coexistence of both on-trade and off-trade channels plays a crucial role in fueling the Saudi Arabia poultry market, allowing producers to cater to various consumption patterns and market segments, thus fostering growth and sustainability in the industry.
Breakup by Region:
- Western Region
- Northern and Central Region
- Eastern Region
- Southern Region
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include Western, Northern and Central, Eastern, and Southern Region.
The different regions of Saudi Arabia, including the Western, Northern and Central, Eastern, and Southern regions, collectively drive the Saudi Arabia poultry market due to their distinct population concentrations and consumer preferences. The Western region, encompassing major cities, such as Jeddah and Mecca, serves as a significant hub for tourism and urbanization, leading to a higher demand for poultry products in restaurants and foodservice establishments. The Northern and Central region, including Riyadh, the capital city, has a dense population and a growing middle class, driving demand for both on-trade and off-trade poultry products.
Moreover, the Eastern region, with its industrial centers and urban population, contributes to the market growth as consumers increasingly prioritize convenience and packaged poultry products. The Southern region, characterized by agricultural activity, also plays a crucial role in the poultry market due to local production and distribution to nearby areas. The diverse demands and consumption patterns across these regions create a dynamic and robust poultry market in Saudi Arabia, encouraging producers to adapt their strategies to meet the specific needs of each region.
Manufacturers in the Saudi Arabia poultry market are actively embracing innovative practices to meet the growing demand for poultry products and enhance the efficiency of production. Key players have integrated advanced technology into poultry farming operations, enabling automated systems for feeding, watering, and monitoring bird health. Precision agriculture techniques are being adopted to optimize feed usage, reduce waste, and minimize environmental impact. Additionally, manufacturers are investing in genetics research to develop poultry breeds with improved growth rates, disease resistance, and meat quality. Furthermore, the industry is exploring alternatives to antibiotics, such as probiotics and plant-based additives, to promote bird health and ensure food safety. Innovations in processing and packaging technologies are also aimed at extending the shelf life of poultry products and enhancing their presentation. We also expect the market to witness new entrants, increased mergers and acquisitions (M&As), consolidation of product portfolios, and strategic collaborations among key players to drive healthy competition within the Saudi Arabia poultry market.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- Al Kabeer Group Me
- Almarai Company
- Almunajem Foods Co.
- Al-Wadi Poultry Company
- Al-Watania Poultry
- Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO)
- Balady Poultry Trading Company
- BRF Global
- Cherkizovo Group
- Saudi Radwa Food Co. Ltd.
Saudi Arabia Poultry Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Product Type
- Distribution Channel
|Product Types Covered
||Broiler, Eggs, Others
|Distribution Channels Covered
||Western Region, Northern and Central Region, Eastern Region, Southern Region
||Al Kabeer Group, Almarai Company, Almunajem Foods Co., Al-Wadi Poultry Company, Al-Watania Poultry, Arabian Agricultural Services Company (ARASCO), Balady Poultry Trading Company, BRF Global, Cherkizovo Group, Saudi Radwa Food Co. Ltd., etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the Saudi Arabia poultry market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the product type?
- Which is the most attractive product type in the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on nature?
- Which is the most attractive nature in the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
- Which is the most attractive distribution channel in the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- What is the competitive structure of the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the Saudi Arabia poultry market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the Saudi Arabia poultry market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the Saudi Arabia poultry market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the Saudi Arabia poultry industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.